Morning Reads for Friday, September 27, 2019

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“Of the 27 states that have seen at least one rural hospital close since 2010, those with the most closures are located in the South, according to research from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program. Seventeen hospitals in Texas have closed since 2010, the most of any state. Tennessee has seen the second-most closures, with 10 hospitals closing since 2010. In third place is Georgia with seven closures.” https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/state-by-state-breakdown-of-102-rural-hospital-closures.html Guess which states failed to expand Medicaid? That’s right, southern states. “A study in Health Affairs last year confirmed that closures of rural hospitals increased significantly in states that haven’t… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s called delivering policy.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The 10 minutes to read the near transcript of Trump’s call to the Ukrainian President is well worth the time: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukraine-transcript-read-ukraine-president-phone-call-transcript-pdf-released-today-joe-biden-crowdstrike-2019-09-25/ Ukrainian President: “We are ready to continue to cooperate on the next steps specifically we are almost ready to buy more javelins from the United States for defense purposes.” Trump: “I would like you to do a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.” (Near the end of the call the Ukrainian President made mention he stayed at Trump Tower during his last visit to the US, natch.) There… Read more »

augusta52
augusta52

after this month of insanely, ridiculously hot tempartures, the local weathermen may have to redefine what is “normal” in september for georgia! Seems like as the nights get longer, the temps get higher…